WORLD POETRY DAY: 21 March 2017

Rachael Fetherston from 'Wild Melbourne' offers her insights into Australian Poetry as a tribute to World Poetry Day 2017. Somewhere between Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Judith Wright, Henry Lawson and others, you'll find reference to Michelle Leber's poetry. You can read Rachael's article, The Unsung Poetics of Australian Landscape, here. 

LONGLIST: The Ron Pretty Poetry Prize 2017

Michelle's poem How Not to Fall in Love with an Owl was long-listed for the Ron Pretty Poetry Prize 2017, administered by Five Islands Press. Read the names of those poets who were long-listed and short-listed here. 

LONGLIST: The University of Canberra Vice Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2016

Michelle's poem The Forbidden Room was chosen for The University of Canberra Vice Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2016.  The winning, shortlisted and longlisted poems are published in a print and on-line collection, tremble (IPSI, 2016). Click here to read the on-line poems published in tremble

 

LAUNCH: Contemporary Australian Feminist Anthology, Hunter Publishers

Thursday 15th September 2016 @ 6pm

Come and support the launch of this significant Australian anthology.

Michelle Leber's poem, She's Talking About Her 'Gothic Chair', was selected for the anthology; a tribute poem to the Australian wood carver Annie Beal (1857-1943)

Australia has a rich history of feminist poetry but there is no one kind of feminist voice.

The seventy new poems commissioned for this anthology demonstrate a complexity of social, political, and cultural visions.

Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry is united by the shared effort to shape ‘responsible writing’ on everyday subject matter: family, fear, dreams, love, literary inheritance, the body, power, fun, pain, metaphors of self.

Each of these poems cuts its own path through language. Together, their politics are restless, inextricably tied to the now.

POETRY @ The Dan O'Connell

Photo: NicHolas Walton-Healey 

Photo: NicHolas Walton-Healey 

Saturday 24th October 2-5 pm

Michelle Leber will be the feature poet - she will read poems from her latest collection, The Yellow Emperor (Five Islands Press)plus new work. PLUS there will be a hearty Open Section.  

Dan O'Connell Hotel - 225 Canning Street Carlton

Free Event 

 


GIRLS ON KEY @ Open Studio

Wednesday 12th August 2015

 PHOTO: Fleassy Malay at 'GIRLS ON KEY', Open Studio

 PHOTO: Fleassy Malay at 'GIRLS ON KEY', Open Studio

MICHELLE LEBER and Maggie Atkinson will be the feature poets PLUS Open Section (sign up on the night).

Girls on Key was established to provide opportunities for women performers and to raise funds for refugee girls to learn music through the Fitzroy Learning Network.

Open Studio Bar - 204 High Street Northcote

Entry $8/$5
Doors open, 7:30. Starts 8pm

Delicious crepes and mulled wine!


 

POETRY @ La Mama

APRIL 7th 2015, 7.30 - 10.00pm

MICHELLE LEBER will be reading with GEOFF LEMON, ALEX SKOVRON and M.J. HUGHES at La Mama Courthouse Theatre

Photo: Matt Hetherington at La Mama

Photo: Matt Hetherington at La Mama

La Mama Courthouse Theatre
349 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

ENTRY: $12 Full | $8 Concession
Box office & bar 7.30pm
Book tickets at 
http://lamama.com.au/programs/la-mama-poetica/ or ph: 9347 6142


POETRY @ THE HOUSE OF BRICKS 

FEB 27th 2015, 7pm

MICHELLE LEBER will be reading at THE HOUSE OF BRICKS with PIO, Dimitris Troaditis & James WF Roberts.

THE HOUSE OF BRICKS - 40 Budd St, Collingwood

FREE EVENT